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TOP 100 DJS ESSENTIAL TUNES (6–10)

The tracks that helped define last year’s ranking

Voting is well underway in the definitive global DJ poll - Top 100 DJs. These days it is hard (but not impossible) to break through as a DJ alone. So your work in the studio goes a long way towards helping you reach a global audience - and the summit of the Top 100 DJs poll.

Last week, we focused on the top 5 DJs, now it is time to shine a light on the DJs who make up the rest of the top 10.

DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE ‘CHATTAHOOCHEE’
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have built their name predominantly on their raucous DJ sets (check out their Tomorrowland performance if you need an entry point). However they pack a punch in the studio too. The bizarrely named ‘CHATTAHOOCHEE’ was last year’s Tomorrowland Anthem and is the perfect example of the duo’s tough, stomping sound.

NICKY ROMERO ‘LEGACY’
Protocal boss Nicky Romero shot up ten places in last year’s Top 100 DJs poll, fueled in no small part by his collab with Krewella ‘Legacy’, a radio-friendly EDM smash that has clocked up over 7 million YouTube views.

STEVE AOKI ‘A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES’
Steve Aoki doesn’t play by the rules. His anarchic stage performances, cake-throwing and stage-diving have made him a contentious character. In a recent open letter he defends his props and fights back against his critics. But last year’s collab with rock band Linkin Park was a classic example of Aoki pushing the EDM boundaries.

AFROJACK ‘AS YOUR FRIEND’
In a year that saw Dutch electro don Afrojack working on his debut album, his most dancefloor-friendly single came via a collaboration with Chris Brown. ‘As Your Friend’ has been on heavy radio rotation, and ratcheted up a staggering 21million YouTube plays.

DASH BERLIN ‘STEAL YOU AWAY’ Dash Berlin is going from strength to strength at the moment. Last year’s collaboration with Alexander Popov and Jonathan Mendelsohn marries Dash’s trance aesthetic with an emotive vocal and pounding EDM drop. The video also contains some cool shots from Vegas, getting us in the mood for the Miller SoundClash Final.

 

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